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Finance Manager - Technology

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

IT, Accounting & Finance
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Finance Manager – Technology to join our dynamic team in our Global Services Office located in downtown Los Angeles. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

As a Finance Manager - Technology, you will be responsible for managing the Global Technology department’s financial planning, performance, processes, and metrics. The Manager provides leadership and guidance to the Technology Department regarding financial matters and provides analysis, projections, and recommendations to optimize technology spend for complex technology hardware, software and subscription deals. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Preparing annual capital and expense budgets, ensuring budget compliance, while also providing actual to budget variance reporting and analysis, as well as assisting practice offices with the budgeting process
  • Providing financial management, control, reporting, and strategic planning of capital spending
  • Preparing department account analysis reports, as well as providing forecasting and cost modelling analysis, and recommending strategies for cost efficiencies to senior management
  • Monitoring trends and key performance indicators, while also developing and tracking early warning signals for changes in expense performance
  • Monitoring firm headcount and technology product usage to optimize allocations of both hardware inventory levels and software licenses/subscriptions; Recommending adjustments as needed
  • Using financial analysis skills to provide guidance and alternative structures for licensing agreements with outside suppliers to provide department leadership with effective negotiation options
  • Working in a team environment to complete ad-hoc financial analysis, reports and special projects related to technology asset management and department financial metrics
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Display excellent leadership and project management skills (i.e., organizing, planning, problem-solving and decision-making) necessary for effective management
  • Demonstrate strong financial analysis skills with the ability to build financial models using Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Possess a strong aptitude for financial systems, and proficiency in Excel; Access is a plus
And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of five (5) years relevant experience in financial analysis and reporting
  • Relevant experience at a professional services firm or Fortune 500 company
Compensation & Benefits

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also receive a generous and competitive total compensation package. The salary range for this role is $140,000 - $175,000 and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, and location. Discretionary bonuses may be awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance — and profit-sharing partnership contributions to 401(k) accounts may be given based on firm performance.

Latham's comprehensive and best-in-class benefits support employees through every stage of life:

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision plans
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Generous 401(k) plan and firm-paid basic life and disability insurance
  • Extensive resources for parents and caregivers
  • Family building and fertility resources
  • And much more!
In addition, employees receive:

  • At least 11 paid holidays per year and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Ongoing professional development and career support, including bespoke training and leadership development programs, firm-paid access to LinkedIn Learning courses, and career coaching.
  • Peer networking, mentoring, and professional support through our eight global staff affinity groups.
Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.

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